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  • Office of Youth Intern Search »

    April 29, 2019

    The Metropolis is seeking an intern who is enthusiastic about serving the Greek Orthodox Church in the Midwest. The Youth & Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM) Intern will work directly under the Y2AM Director, contributing to the development, implementation and execution of the Y2AM Office.

  • Communications Intern Search »

    April 29, 2019

    The Metropolis is seeking an intern who is enthusiastic about serving the Greek Orthodox Church in the Midwest. As a Communications Intern, you will contribute to the development, implementation and execution of communications strategies to support the needs and goals of the Metropolis. You will gain exposure to external communications, internal communications, media relations and social media initiatives during the course of your internship. The position is located in Chicago, IL.

  • Paschal Encyclical 2019 »

    April 24, 2019

    All the faithful who go to Church on the night of Pascha believe in the Resurrection of Christ. But there are very few who see this event clearly. This should disturb us, for those who do not perceive the Resurrection cannot worship Jesus Christ as the only sinless One and as true God.

  • 38th Commemoration of the Fall of Constantinople »

    April 23, 2019

    Prof. John Fotopoulos, Ph.D., Associate Professor Saint Mary’s College, Dept. of Religious Studies Notre Dame, IN will speak on "The Fall of Constantinople: Backward, Forward, or Why Should We Care?" on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 7pm.

  • Religious Education Scholarship »

    April 22, 2019

    The Metropolis of Chicago Department of Religious Education is pleased to sponsor The Reverend William S. Chiganos Scholarship for Greek Orthodox Youth.

  • 2019 Oratorical Festival »

    April 22, 2019

    The 36th Annual Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago Saint John Chrysostom Oratorical & Fine Arts Festival on Saturday, May 11, 2019 hosted by Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, Town & Country, MO.

  • Metropolitan's Invitation to Clergy Laity »

    April 17, 2019

    I invite you to the 2019 Metropolis of Chicago Clergy-Laity Assembly. This historic event will be held on September 25-29, 2019 in the Twin Cities of Minnesota and will be co-hosted by the parishes of St. George in Saint Paul and St. Mary in Minneapolis.

  • Metropolitan Nathanael's Remarks on 100th Commemoration of the Great Catastrophe »

    April 12, 2019

    Beloved, while the Great Catastrophe is a horror beyond words, a sinful tragedy beyond understanding, and an impenetrable mystery, an even greater mystery and capacity beyond words is the human heart’s ability to love all people. Finding ourselves in the midst of Great and Holy Lent, it is fitting for us to fix our eyes on the example of our Lord and to eschew hatred, bigotry and racism of any kind.

  • Movie with the Met »

    April 5, 2019

    Corne on out and watch the latest Avengers movie with His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael on Bright Tuesday!

  • John Balourdos Appointed Interim Board President for St. Iakovos Retreat Center »

    April 3, 2019

    The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago today announced the appointment of Mr. John Balourdos as interim President of the Board of Directors of the St. Iakovos Retreat Center (Retreat Center). Mr. Balourdos’ appointment was approved by the Metropolis Council at its April 1 meeting. The restructured Board of Directors will convene in the coming weeks.

  • Anniversary Letter to the Metropolis from Metropolitan Nathanael »

    March 24, 2019

    A year ago today, I was enthroned as your spiritual father and Metropolitan of the Holy Metropolis of Chicago, and over that time you have welcomed me, counseled me and prayed for me. I will forever cherish my time visiting all corners of our Metropolis and hearing you share what is in your hearts and minds.

  • 7th Annual Motorcycle Blessing »

    March 20, 2019

    Join us on Sunday, May 19, 2019 for GAMA's 7th Annual Motorcycle Bike Blessing at the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Homer Glen, IL.

  • FANARI: What is Love? »

    March 20, 2019

    "What is Love?" is the theme of Fanari Camp this Summer 2019. Registration is available for all weeks and is open to youth in 6th - 11th grades.

  • Family Synaxis: Blueprints for 'The Little Church' »

    March 20, 2019

    The Family Synaxis of the Metropolis of Chicago together with the Pick up your Cross & Follow Me Ministry invites you to our Annual Lenten Retreat: Blueprints for "The Little Church", Saturday, March 30, 2019, at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Oak Lawn, IL.

  • Spring Dance Workshop »

    March 19, 2019

    Join us on Saturday, May 4, 2019 for the Spring Dance Workshop Featuring Agis Tsakalos, instructor for the 'Lykeion Ellinidon Kalamatas"

  • 100th Commemoration of the Great Catastrophe »

    March 19, 2019

    Few today know of one of the first genocides of the twentieth century committed against the Greeks of the Black Sea, Pontos, and Asia Minor. Rooted in ethnic and religious intolerance against Christian minorities, Ottoman Turkey committed brutal atrocities against its Greek population between 1913 and 1923. We invite you to a ground-breaking symposium featuring distinguished scholars as they reflect upon history, a legacy of loss, remembrance, and the diaspora experience today.

  • Metropolitan's Homily on the Sunday of Orthodoxy, 2019 »

    March 19, 2019

    It seems like just a few days ago, dear fathers and beloved brothers and sisters in Christ—it seems like only yesterday that these piercing words ushered us further into the Triodion period. As a prologue to the Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector, the Lord poses a poignant question to those around Him—to those who believed that they alone possessed the true faith.

  • Winter 2018-19 Philoptochos Perspective »

    March 15, 2019

    Read the Winter 2018-2019 Philoptochos Perspective Newsletter

  • SAVE THE DATE! 17th Biennial Children's Medical Fund Luncheon »

    March 11, 2019

    Save the date for the National Philoptochos 17th Biennial 2019 Children's Medical Fund Luncheon on November 16, 2019 at the Chicago Marriott.

  • Special Risk Management Committee Formed »

    March 11, 2019

    Preserving the safety and security of 58 parishes, two monastic communities and Metropolis institutions is the charge of a special committee formed by His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael, the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago announced today.

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